The role engineers take in delivering high quality drainage has been recognised by major revisions to guidance on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), according to the body that published it.
The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (Ciria) published the updated SuDS Manual, which is free to download here.
It is said to include the latest research and best practice to enable engineers to deliver sustainable drainage.
Ciria associate Paul Shaffer said: “The SuDS Manual reflects Ciria’s stance that well designed SuDS deliver multiple benefits, as well as manage local flood risk.
“The manual is the cornerstone of Ciria’s work on SuDS that includes the Benefits of SuDS Tool (Best) project; susdrain; Ciria’s SuDS training; and extensive catalogue of SuDS related guidance.
Ciria is also developing future work to improve SuDS construction, planning and assessment, providing the industry with the competence and confidence to embrace SuDS fully.”